hc + moreau's tattoos + jewellery
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jellyfish - ( left upper arm ) i’ve yet to find any actual historic instances of jellyfish being tattooed on sailors in the 1800 or 1900s, so i feel this is more a connection to the cadou ( which with its long tendrils ) can sort of resemble a jellyfish and also in his mutated state, salvatore’s back is covered in jellyfish tendrils rather than full tentacles of a squid or octopus.
mom - ( left upper arm )most of the time a tattoo will be crossed with the word “ MOM “ , “ DAD “ or the name of a sweetheart / wife due to the idea that if a sailor has someone they are living for, it is a grounding element. it serves as someone to return to on land rather that becoming lost at sea. this suggests that even before he became completely indoctrinated by miranda. his mother was an incredibly important person.
in fact, i think it may have been due to salvatore’s connection to his own mother that miranda may have adapted the title as “ mother miranda “ rather than “ priestess “ or “ pastor “.
fish - ( left forearm ) most marine animal tattoos such as fish, sharks, dolphins, etc. were used more as identification on a body rather than being a symbol for something else. there was nearly always a log of a sailors’ tattoos along with their name and the ship they were one as many sailors used false names, the tattoos were easier to log and harder to hide.
also in case of shipwreck, tattoos on the body could be identified and cross-referenced with the tattoo logs to identify the bodies over false names and their facial features. most likely the little cartoonish fish is more of salvatore’s personal taste as an identifier tattoo than having a deeper meaning.
anchor - ( left forearm ) anchors, crossed or singular, are one of the most popular iconography in tattoos for sailors, commercial or military, of all time. anchors were almost exclusively tattooed on sailors and originally was used as a medal of honor to state that the sailor had crossed and returned along the atlantic ocean but it became more amorphous in just meaning they were ‘ a sailor ‘ rather than having crossed one specific ocean.
for my canon, he also had more tattoos on his back, most notably the mermaid ( anatomically correct for the upper lady half wink ) of his family crest as well as twin swallows ( each noting roughly five thousand nautical miles, meaning he had traveled over ten thousand in his time serving on a ship ). he spent much of his life as a ship’s doctor through his twenties, thirties and into his forties before he returned to the village he was born in. of course, all these tattoos were lost as the cadou destroyed his body.
jewelry: his little jewelry is very cute. he is wearing all his jewelry on the same arm as all his tattoos, which i find interesting and i think has to do with the fact that he may be blind in his right eye so he would see his right arm as easily. he appears to be wearing a doubled chain of links, a leather cuff, a strap of leather and a little bracelet with fish bones and beads on it.
the leather is interesting because it is notorious for falling apart when kept in high humidity areas so these must either be new or treated with something to keep them from falling apart.
the chain is probably something taken from a locked box or door. it isn’t made of a precious or semi-precious metal as far as i can tell, but are more industrial than fine jewelry style.
the little fish bracelet is very cute and i would also love one, thanks. it is probably just another symbolic connection to both being a sailor in his previous life and a physical connection to his mutated form as unlike the other lords, salvatore can shift back and forth at will rather than being stuck in one or having to take physical / emotional damage to transform.
for my canon he also wears a necklace bearing the symbol of the cadou, as he is the highest ranking member of their faith, he gets to wear his crown and the necklace.
his crown, as mentioned in a previous headcanon post, is reminiscent of that worn by the high priest of the old god faith in h.p. lovecrafts “ that shadow of innsmouth “. in the short story, the protagonist sees, for only a moment, the religious leader standing in a darkened doorway and the following passage could be written for salvatore, specifically in those first few years before the cadou robbed him of his intelligence:
Clearly, as I realised a moment later, it was the pastor; clad in some peculiar vestments doubtless introduced since the Order of Dagon had modified the ritual of the local churches. The thing which had probably caught my first subconscious glance and supplied the touch of bizarre horror was the tall tiara he wore; an almost exact duplicate of the one Miss Tilton had shewn me the previous evening. This, acting on my imagination, had supplied namelessly sinister qualities to the indeterminate face and robed, shambling form beneath it. There was not, I soon decided, any reason why I should have felt that shuddering touch of evil pseudo-memory. Was it not natural that a local mystery cult should adopt among its regimentals an unique type of head-dress made familiar to the community in some strange way—perhaps as treasure-trove?
it is unknown weather miranda gave salvatore the crown to mark him visibly as being seen as a high ranking member of her faith ( as she also wears gold upon her head / face ) or if he made it himself and no one took it away from him.
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